One band that’s sold multiple platinum albums and taken home several Grammy awards has an unusual name. They took it from a scathing review early in their career.
The musical pair released one of their first albums on a label called Duophonic. According to the online website Discogs:
“An english journalist from Melody Maker (a weekly UK music mag), who reviewed this record, said it was “a bunch of daft punk”. So they decided to do some other music and Thomas and Guy-Manuel took this name (Daft Punk) as the name of their new group.
Today, Daft Punk is a hugely important band in the electronic music genre. In addition to the two Grammy Awards they won in 2009, they’ve been nominated for six more. But even if you’re not a fan of their work, it’s not difficult to appreciate the humor in the choice of their name. What many would have considered as an insult became the foundation for their future.
Failure is the secret to success. If a music journalist writes a bad review, why not take a few words from the story and reinvent yourself? Explore the possibility that what others think is wrong might just be right for you.